Dr Daphne Nash

Research Fellow AERC

School of Architecture
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology

Overview

Daphne holds a PhD from the Australian National University (ANU) in the field of Interdisciplinary Cross-cultural Research that explores representations of Indigenous knowledge in south-eastern Australia. She also holds an MA and a BLitt (with merit) from the ANU both of which focus on environmental knowledge of Pintupi/Luritja people in Central Australia. Originally, Daphne graduated with a BA from the ANU followed by a Graduate Diploma of Education (secondary). Her research interests and publications focus on people–environment relationships, ethnobotany and cultural heritage as well as social issues, such as Indigenous homelessness. As a Research Fellow at the Aboriginal Environments Research Centre, Daphne is involved in land management and social policy projects as well as graduate student supervision.

Professional affiliations:

  • Fellow of the Australian Anthropological Society (AAS)
  • Member of the Australian Institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS)
  • Member of the Society of Ethnobiology (SoE)

Qualifications:

  • PhD (ANU) Interdisciplinary Cross-cultural Research
  • Grad. Cert. Applied Science (UC) Cultural Heritage Management
  • MA (ANU) Human Sciences, School of Archaeology & Anthropology
  • B. Litt. (ANU) Pass with merit. Human Sciences
  • Grad. Dip. Ed. (Sydney Teachers’ College)
  • BA (ANU) Human Sciences and Philosophy

Research Interests

  • Indigenous Australian housing in remote and urban regions
    Currently a CI on a multi-year AHURI research project (Aboriginal Lifeworlds, Conditionality and Housing Outcomes) with field locations in Tennant Creek, Mt Isa and Logan, Brisbane.
  • Indigenous cultural heritage, ethnobotany and environmental management
    Recently participated in regional study of Indigenous adaptive responses to climate change funded by NCCARF.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Australian National University

Publications

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Memmott, Paul and Nash, Daphne (2016). Indigenous homelessness: Australian context. In Evelyn J. Peters and Julia Christensen (Ed.), Indigenous Homelessness: Perspectives from Canada, Australia and New Zealand (pp. 213-220) Winnipeg, Canada: University of Manitoba Press.

  • Memmott, Paul and Nash, Daphne (2016). Looking through the service lens: case studies in Indigenous homelessness in two regional Australian towns. In Evelyn J. Peters and Julia Christensen (Ed.), Indigenous Homelessness: Perspectives from Canada, Australia and New Zealand (pp. 245-269) Winnipeg, Canada: University of Manitoba Press.

  • Memmott, Paul, Nash, Daphne and Passi, Charles (2015). Cultural Relativism and Indigenous Family Violence. In Andrew Day and Ephrem Fernandez (Ed.), Preventing violence in Australia: policy, practice and solutions (pp. 164-185) Annandale, NSW Austraila: Federation Press.

  • Memmott, Paul and Nash, Daphne (2014). Indigenous homelessness. In Chris Chamberlain, Guy Johnson and Catherine Robinson (Ed.), Homelessness in Australia, an introduction (pp. 155-178) Sydney, NSW, Australia: NewSouth Publishing.

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Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Completed Supervision